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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tag Box

Well, this project came about as a process of everything falling in place.  First, there was a sale on Scraponizers at and since I was looking for a more compact way of storing my cricut cartridges, books and overlays, I ordered 4.  Each one holds 4 sets of cricut diecut sets and I filled all of the ones I ordered and I completely LOVE them!!!  They store like books on a shelf.  So I was left with all of the empty boxes the cartridge sets came in, but they are so well made, I did not want to throw them away.  Now, the second thing fell in place when I received my email from Taylored Expressions sneak peeks day 3 showing her new dies and Christmas stamps she just released.  I looked at the blogs of her Baker's dozen design team and one of the projects they were doing was to make a tag gift set.  They have some awesome projects and different ways of making their projects to store gift tags to give away.  So I combined these two things to make my gift tag container.

I cut some CTMH cranberry sheer ribbon to make the handle, looping the ribbon and attached it to the center front of the box.  Then, I cut CTMH B&T paper from a Christmas pack to 7.5" x 10.5" and used red tacky tape to attach around the box.  The decorative strip was cut at 7.5" x 1" and used a Martha Stewart border punch on it and attached with adhesive. 

The top of the box is decorated with "Say it with Pearls" from Want 2 Scrap and 2 red and 2 white paper poinsettias, "Christmas Blossoms" from Making Memories and glitter glue was added to each center brad.

To cover writing on the inside of the box, a piece of B&T is cut at approx. 6" x 7" and taped from the top of the lid to the botton of the box.  The divider for the inside of the box is made from a piece of red cardstock cut at 3.5" x 12" and scored at 2.25", 3.5", 4.75", 7.25", 8.5", and 9.75".  Fold at the scored lines and place tape on the bottom to hold in place.  I finally finished this project up by cutting 24 gift tags at 2 1/8" x 3.5", decorating them, and putting a silver cord through a center hole punch.  The cord made the tags a little bulky and I think the twine used on the inspiration blogs would work better.  I gave the completed project to a friend as a early gift to help with Christmas gift giving.  All of my measurements were approximated on the box I used and may need to be adjusted to the box you use.


  1. That is awesome and wow a lot of work.. Very very nicely done..tfs!

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  3. Very very nice. I love the box. Those boxes are just great for all cartridge storage.